2018 Softball Coaches
Lindsey Derry Photo

Lindsey Derry

Head Coach 2nd season


About Coach Derry...

  • Alma Mater: Park
  • Playing Experience: Played two seasons at Park for former head coach Amy Reif (2014 and 2015) and two seasons at North Central Community College (2012 and 2013) in her home town of Trenton, Mo.
  • Record: 22-19 (overall and at Park)

Coaching experience before Park University...

  • 2016 / Assistant Coach at Park University


More about Coach Derry...

  • Was an iron catcher for the Pirates in 2014 and 2015, starting in 40 of 42 games played as a junior in 2014 and starting in 41 of the team's 43 games as a senior in 2015.
  • Earned academic recognition as a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete as a senior in 2015 and was an academic all-conference honoree both seasons.
  • Began her career at Park as assistant coach for Missouri High School Hall of Famer Steve Tingler in 2016 and became interim head coach for the Pirates in the 2016-17 season before the interim tag was lifted late in the 2017 season.
Mallory Gray Photo

Mallory Gray

Assistant Coach 1st season

  • Alma Mater


About Coach Gray…

  • Alma Mater: Park University
  • Playing Experience: Played two seasons at Park University

More about Coach Gray…

  • While at Park she had 295 at bats, scored 77 runs, had 126 hits, 37 doubles, three triples, seven home runs, 89 RBI’s and a batting averaging of 0.427 over her two seasons at-bat
  • In the field, Gray had 91 putouts, 177 assists and a fielding percentage of 0.975
  • Competed two years at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, before coming to Park to play her last two seasons
  • Received 2017 NAIA All-American Honorable Mention and 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Softball Scholar-Athlete
  • She was American Midwest Conference First-Team All-Conference 2016 and 2017
  • Received First-Team NFCA NAIA All-Region 2016 and 2017
  •  Both seasons she received AMC Academic All-Conference
  • She lives in Parkville with her husband Chase
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Aron Hellner

Assistant Coach 2nd season

  • Alma Mater


About Coach Hellner…

  • Alma Mater: Park University

More about Coach Hellner…

  • Prior to coming to Park Hellner is a school teacher
  • He is also a custom home builder
  • A Michigan native
  • Married to his wife Christi for 24 years, have two children Haley and Evan